(Yahoo!) - It's been a few years since we've had a new album from American Idol alum Bucky Covington--five, to be exact, since he put out his debut in 2007. Happily, he's now back on the scene with a brand-new set, Good Guys. However, before we discuss his new music, here's a few things everyone should know about Season Five's country boy today:
One, his fanbase is still out there and strong as ever, as evidenced by the huge response to his comeback single "Drinking Side Of Country." Two, Covington himself is a little "out there"--he's a super-humorous, super-transparent guy who laughs a lot, uses the word "crap" a lot, and in general isn't afraid to tell it like it is. Talking to him is like chatting with a pal you've known for years.
Oh, and three--which is kind of related to number two. Why yes; he, Shooter Jennings, and Kellie Pickler were all actually and genuinely intoxicated in the hit clip for "Drinking," a rollicking Dukes Of Hazzard-themed clip featuring Covington's fellow Season Five cohort in a very short skirt. The video received a remarkable million-plus hits within 24 hours of its debut.